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Top 10 NBA Groupies (2013 edition).
Tuesday , Oct , 01 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Top 10 NBA Groupies (2013 edition).

We identify the groupie, the NBA players they've pulled, and a difficulty rating for good measure. 

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call:This is the dirty dirty of what goes on when the basketball game's over and a whole other game begins.

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J.R. Smith’s awesome yearbook quote
Thursday , Apr , 25 , 2013 Matt Formica

J.R. Smith’s awesome yearbook quote

A yearbook photo of Knicks guard J.R. Smith surfaced this week, but it's Smith's yearbook quote, not his picture, that's caught everyone's attention.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Smith has clearly always been a gamer.

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NBA Midseason Awards
Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

NBA Midseason Awards

Some picks may surprise, but the decisions are in. Here are our picks for midseason NBA awards. 

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The real question is can they keep it going?

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Knicks Make 3 Key Deals
Tuesday , Jul , 10 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Knicks Make 3 Key Deals

Knicks sign 3 key off-season players to ensure they can compete.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This will help, but don't plan on going to the Eastern Conference Finals NYC.

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J.R. Smith Arrested in Miami
Friday , May , 25 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

J.R. Smith Arrested in Miami

The Knick's J.R. Smith was arrested Thursday night in Miami.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: If you're dating Rihanna, why would you leave the apartment?

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What Knick Is Rihanna Now Dating?
Monday , May , 21 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

What Knick Is Rihanna Now Dating?

The queen of red hair and sultry singing is now dating an NBA baller.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: We give this relationship ...  hmmm, about 15 minutes.

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Sunday , Mar , 25 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Video: Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith with their version of the LeBron-Wade double alley-oop

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: To my surprise the New York Knicks have turned things around under new coach Mike Woodson.

The players are loose. They’ve bought-in. And they’re having fun, which is very different then the last month under Mike D’Antoni. Want proof?  Well, check out this double alley-oop between swings Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, which is similar to LeBron and Wade aerial antics in South Beach.



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Monday , Mar , 12 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

J.R. Smith fined for tweeting revealing pic’ of Tahiri

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $25,000 for posting “inappropriate pictures” on his Twitter account, the NBA said Saturday.  Smith posted a picture of a scantily-clad woman on his feed on Thursday.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: New team, same J.R. Smith.

On Friday, the talented but controversial shooting guard tweeted a revealing picture of Tahiri, a  model who dated rapper Joe Budden.

Where to begin?

Smith, who is supposedly rebuilding his image and NBA career with the New York Knicks, is again causing problems. This is hardly a surprise.

After bouncing around the NBA, he found a home with the Denver Nuggets. Well, sort of -Smith and Coach George Karl rarely spoke, preferring to communicate through assistant coaches.

Smith signed in China during the lockout, but racked up six-figures in fines that left 'good citizen' Stephon Marbury negotiating with the club on his behalf.  

Reports are surfacing that New York superstar Carmelo Anthony, and Smith's teammate in Denver, didn’t approve of the Knicks signing the three-point shooter.

Anthony, who is no stranger to dysfunction and controversy, felt Smith would be too great a distraction.

The Knicks ignored Anthony, signed Smith, and are paying for it. 

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Friday , Feb , 17 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Report: Knicks sign J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith officially becomes Jeremy Lin's teammate today, that lucky gun of a son.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Do they need another scorer, especially one with a reputation for clashing with coaches and the organization?

Talent isn’t the issue with J.R. Smith. He’s a dynamic talent, capable of shooting the lights out from beyond the arc, while also aggressively attacking the basket.

Smith, who is confident and self-assured, will want minutes, touches, and shots, though. Superstar Carmelo Anthony, when he returns from injury, will want the same.

Then there’s Amar’e Stoudemire. Anthony’s shot-first mentality has turned the perennial All-Star into a $100 million blue-collar post who only rebounds and blocks shots.

Of course, Smith, Anthony, and Stoudemire have to fit next to NBA sensation Jeremy Lin, who has turned around the Knicks and captivated the basketball world.

Two large personalities, Anthony and Stoudemire, are enough -even in an up-and-down, all-you-can-shoot system like Mike D’Antoni’s.

So, why add Smith?

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Tuesday , Feb , 07 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Should Clippers gamble on J.R. Smith?

The Clippers aren't getting enough production off the bench behind small forward Caron Butler and feel as if Smith can provide the team with a big scoring punch at the position, the person said.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It sounds like a fit.

The Los Angeles Clippers need bench scoring behind starting small forward Caron Butler, and J.R. Smith, because he played in China during the lockout, will soon become a free agent.

The Clippers can offer Smith a pro-rated portion of their mini-mid level exception for a few months work.

Sounds good, right?

Well, not so fast. The Clippers must be careful about adding too many large personalities to their club.

After all, they just signed temperamental power forward Kenyon Martin. Now they’re after Smith, who spent years feuding with Denver Nuggets coach George Karl.

Sure, former Nugget Chauncey Billups is with the Clippers. And he‘ll have some influence over Martin and Smith, if he signs.

However, trouble follows the talented Smith wherever he goes, so the Clippers may want to consider other options.

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Friday , Dec , 17 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

J.R. Smith Dunks All Over Gary Neal

Even after watching him scrape defenders off the sole of his sneakers numerous times in his career, I'm still occasionally taken aback by some of the things J.R. Smith is capable of doing in the air. About ten minutes ago he added yet another extraordinary play to his already prolific highlight reel with an absolutely filthy dunk against the Spurs. Taking off some eleven feet from the bucket, "Swish" threw home an emphatic two-hander all over a hapless Gary Neal, who seemed as surprised as the rest of us that Smith had even attempted - let alone completed - a dunk from that distance.

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Monday , Aug , 23 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Will J.R. Smith follow Carmelo Anthony out of Denver?

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith is on the trading block, according to an AOL FanHouse report. Smith, a six-year veteran, is entering the last year of a contract that will pay him $6.03 million this season.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This relationship wasn't ending well.

J.R. Smith has always had a contentious relationship with Denver Nuggets' coach George Karl. Smith is new school; Karl is old school. Both are stubborn.

Things are so bad that they don't speak directly, communicating through an assistant coach. Such an arrangment is dysfunctional, so it's no surprise his expiring contract is available.

The timing isn't surprising, either. Smith is Carmelo Anthony's close friend. For years, the Nuggets' franchise-face protected Smith like a little brother, ensuring the organization tolerated his immaturity.    

No more.

Lately, Anthony, who can opt-out of his contract and become a free agent next July, has been linked to trade rumors with the New York Knicks. His time in The Mile High City is ending, as an extension is unlikely.

Anthony's uncertain status has made moving Smith a possibility. Other dominoes will surely fall once 'Melo's situation is clarified.

--Oly Sandor.

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